Long (surname)

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For other uses, see Long (disambiguation).

Long is a surname and may refer to many people.

Long is the pinyin romanization of several Chinese surnames. It includes /龙, which means "dragon" in Chinese, ranking number 80 on the list of common Chinese surnames in 2006, up from 108 in 1990. Another name transcribed as Long is 隆, which is very rare in contemporary China. These names are also romanized as Lung.

The Longs in Ireland got their names from a number of different origins. Some are of English, Scottish, and Norman descent. The Norman de Long and le Lung arrived in the 11th century with the Anglo-Norman conquest in 1066 AD and established in numerous locations. A number of Irish Gaelic septs of O'Longain and O'Longaig contributed to the origin of the name. One sept was located in County Armagh, but the greater numbers were in County Cork at Cannovee and also at Moviddy. The Longs lost all their lands in the upheavals of the 17th century. The name is found in its greatest numbers in Munster, County Cork being most favored. The line of direct descent from the last elected chieftain to the present day is unbroken-–the official title is styled “O'Long of Carrenelongy. The Irish origin also comes from "Lonklin" from county Tipperary and Dublin.

A more uncommon origin of the name originates from Scandinavia, More specifically, Sweden. The names Långbäck and Langbekk arrived in the 13th century in Sweden near the border of Norway. Not to be confused with the town Långbäck Långbäck did originate there. Around the Swedish emigration to the United States the name was anglicized from Långbäck to Longback, Long, and Longbrook.

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  • Lung Ying-tai (traditional Chinese: 龍應台; simplified Chinese: 龙应台; born 1952), Taiwanese essayist and cultural critic
  • Long Yun (simplified Chinese: 龙云; traditional Chinese: 龍雲; 1884-1962), governor and warlord of the Chinese province of Yunnan

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